D'Andre Swift

D'Andre Swift

25-Year-Old Running BackRB
Chicago Bears
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Chicago went into free agency looking to jumpstart a running game that was previously decent but noticeably lacking in explosiveness, so it made sense to target Swift and make him the centerpiece. Swift did well as the primary runner for Philadelphia in 2023, eclipsing 1,000 yards rushing for the first time in his four NFL seasons, and the hope is he'll tap into another level yet with the Bears. After years of rebuilding, the Chicago offense finally has strong personnel across all positional groups, making this a plug-and-play situation for Swift after signing a three-year, $24 million contract ($15.3 million guaranteed). Meanwhile, the Chicago backfield lacks any other player with Swift's talent/versatility. Khalil Herbert is a capable runner but lacks passing-down utility, while Roschon Johnson can block and catch but poses little threat on the ground. The Bears offense should improve significantly in 2024, and Swift has a real chance to earn a three-down role just as the tide rises. If Swift has a major limitation it's the question of volume capacity -- 2023 was his first season with more than 151 carries or 512 snaps. His three previous years, all in Detroit, were impacted by minor but nagging injuries that sometimes affected his workloads even when he was active. While there perhaps remains a question as to how much he can handle, Swift should approach whatever that number is in 2024. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a three-year, $24 million contract with the Bears in March of 2024.
Heading to Chicago
RBChicago Bears
March 11, 2024
Swift and the Bears agreed to terms Monday on a three-year, $24 million contract, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
ANALYSIS
It's the first major deal reported during the free-agent negotiating period and can't be made official until Wednesday afternoon. Swift figures to step in as the lead back for an offense with a new coordinator (Shane Waldron) and likely a new quarterback (Caleb Williams?), though he probably won't be a workhorse given that the Bears also have Khalil Herbert and 2023 fourth-round pick Roschon Johnson under contract. Herbert, in particular, is a threat to take a good chunk of the carries, as he's averaged 4.9 yards on 364 totes through three pro seasons. Herbert hasn't done much in the passing game -- 43 catches, 4.9 YPT -- and doesn't figure to get many chances there now that Swift is on the team.
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How do D'Andre Swift's 2023 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
  • % Targeted On Route
    Targets divided by total routes run. Also known as TPRR.
  • Avg Yds Per Route Run
    Receiving yards divided by total routes run. Also known as YPRR.
Broken Tackle %
13.1%
 
Positive Run %
83.8%
 
% Yds After Contact
55.1%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.5
 
Rushing TD %
2.2%
 
Touches Per Game
16.8
 
% Snaps w/Touch
43.9%
 
Air Yards Per Game
1.8
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.05
 
% Team Air Yards
0.6%
 
% Team Targets
9.3%
 
Avg Depth of Target
0.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
79.6%
 
Drop Rate
2.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
6.8
 
% Targeted On Route
17.0%
 
Avg Yds Per Route Run
0.74
 
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do D'Andre Swift's measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 9"
 
Weight
208 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.48 sec
 
Vertical Jump
35.5 in
 
Broad Jump
121 in
 
Bench Press
0 reps
 
Hand Length
9.00 in
 
Arm Length
29.88 in
 
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Could be targeted by Texans
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
March 10, 2024
Swift is among the running backs on Houston's radar in the 2024 offseason, according to Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston.
ANALYSIS
Swift rushed for a career-high 1,049 yards with the Eagles in 2023, and he's part of a robust free-agent running back class that also includes Saquon Barkley, Derrick Henry, Austin Ekeler, Tony Pollard and Houston's 2023 leading rusher Devin Singletary. Wilson mentions Swift, Barkley and Pollard as options that the Texans are interested in signing.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Swift's talent is well demonstrated, and the Eagles were willing to send the Lions a future fourth-round pick and a late-round pick swap to acquire the running back for the final season of his rookie contract. He had 2,878 total yards and 25 TDs in 40 games for the Lions, averaging 7.7 yards per catch and 4.6 per carry, but persistent injury troubles suggest he can't scale up the volume of his production. The Eagles don't need Swift to be a three-down workhorse, and if his fantasy price dips to a certain point then neither do his fantasy investors. Swift has been in and out of practice for years – basically ever since Georgia made him a starter in 2019 – and at this point it seems unlikely he'll ever hold up over more than 500 snaps or so in a season. As much as fantasy investors would like every snap for themselves, it might be in the best interests of both Swift and new teammate Rashaad Penny to split the workload. Swift just needs to hold off Kenneth Gainwell, which should be easy enough.
The Lions' signing of Jamaal Williams last offseason created concerns new coach Dan Campbell would use a committee backfield rather than giving Swift a chance to win a lead role, and those concerns wound up being justified. The duo posted nearly identical numbers on the ground, and Swift only saw more than 14 carries in a game once, when he handled a whopping 33 totes against the Steelers in Week 10. The second-year back was still productive, however, thanks to steady usage as a receiver. Swift got at least five targets in nine consecutive games to begin the season and caught at least four passes in eight straight, eventually creeping over 1,000 scrimmage yards despite missing four games with a shoulder injury. Durability has been an issue for Swift for two straight seasons, so maybe a timeshare is the smart approach, and his efficiency numbers as a runner were nothing special in 2021. His 1.5 yards after contact per carry ranked 46th out of 50 running backs with triple-digit carries, although it should be noted Williams ranked dead last in that category. Detroit didn't make any big changes to its offense this winter and figures to struggle for wins again in 2022, so while Swift has far more upside, Williams likely will remain involved to some extent.
On the surface, Swift's production as a rookie last season was nothing special and paled in comparison to other members of his loaded draft class. He saw only 12 carries through the first four weeks, and just as it seemed as though he was ready to break through in the second half, a concussion cost him a few games and curtailed his momentum. Swift still flashed his upside with some big performances, including 149 scrimmage yards Week 10 against Washington. The 22-year-has good speed (4.48 40) and outstanding vision and agility, and he can do significant damage when he gets the ball in space. It's the changes around him in Detroit that create optimism he'll be able to take a big step forward in 2021, though. Matt Patricia and Darrell Bevell are gone, and new offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn and RBs coach/assistant head coach Duce Staley both have track records of putting their running backs in position to succeed. The departure of Kenny Golladay, and swapping out Matthew Stafford for Jared Goff, are also strong indicators that the running game will be the focus of the Lions' attack. Swift did pick up some competition for touches in Jamaal Williams, but both backs have similar skill sets, and creative use of the duo could create some confusion in defenses.
Georgia's recent track record of producing quality NFL runnings backs is outstanding, and Swift seems ready to be the next Bulldog to follow in the footsteps of Todd Gurley, Nick Chubb and Sony Michel. Despite his name, Swift's calling card is not elite speed, though he ran a 4.48 in the 40-yard dash at the combine. He mostly relies on a dynamic blend of vision, footwork and football IQ that makes it difficult for the initial defender to bring him down, or even the second or third would-be tackler. Swift seemingly understands how to get the most out of his blockers, and he adds good receiving skills. Like many rookie running backs, he needs to improve his pass protection, and a lack of pile-moving power could deny him short-yardage opportunities, but he nonetheless offers three-down potential long term. It's less clear that he'll actually have that opportunity this season, coming in as the 35th overall pick to a Detroit backfield that already has 2018 second-rounder Kerryon Johnson. The Lions even added another running back in the fifth round - 193-pound Jason Huntley - to compete with Ty Johnson and Bo Scarbrough at the bottom of their depth chart, and the team additionally saw fit to bring in Adrian Peterson just prior to Week 1. Swift looks like the closet thing the team has to a complete package in the backfield, but he'll likely be part of a two- or three-man committee at least to begin the season.
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Disappointing end to season
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
January 15, 2024
Swift (illness) had 10 carries for 34 yards and caught all four of his targets for 32 yards in Monday's 32-9 loss to Tampa Bay.
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Full practice Thursday
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
January 11, 2024
Swift (illness) practiced fully Thursday.
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Sitting out Sunday
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
Illness
January 7, 2024
Swift (illness) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Giants.
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Unlikely to play Sunday
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
Illness
January 7, 2024
Swift (illness) remains listed as questionable but isn't expected to play Sunday against the Giants, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
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Questionable after limited practice
RBPhiladelphia Eagles
Illness
January 5, 2024
Swift is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants with an illness.
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